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Sweet and summery with The Scrapcake

Our design team has been busy creating some wonderful layouts to share with you today. Each one of them, featuring THE SCRAPCAKE paper collections, which team perfectly with Manor House Creations flowers, as you can see.

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The Summer city collection, which Erin has used below, isn’t only suited to summery, beachy layouts.

‘Family’ Layout by Erin Blegen

MHC Products used: Gelato – sherbet, Ashlee – blue, Mayglo – yellow, Meadows – white, Fantasy – moonlight, Springtime – blue and white.

The Scrapcake papers: Summer city.

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Tiffany has used the ‘oh so cute’ Sweet childhood colection to scrap this adorable photo of her daughter

‘Unforgettable beauty’ by Tiffany Morgan

MHC products used: Tropics –  dusk, Springtime, Meadows – Celeste Pink.

The Scrapcake: Sweet childhood.

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Gwen has mixed things up a little, and combined the soft pastels from Sweet childhood, with the bold aqua of Summer city.

‘Little Miss’ Layout by Gwen Wruck

MHC flowers used: Winters song, Hayley – yellow, Celeste – pink, Sublime – blue, Meadows – white.

The Scrapcake papers: Sweet childhood and Summer city.

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Another Summer city layout, from Alicia, she has chosen the pink tones from the collection, for her sweet, girly layout.

‘Her smile’ Layout by Alicia Barry

MHC Products used:  Gelato – oatmeal, Party mix – blossoms, Celeste – white, Whimsy – cream, Glitter mini roses, Country lane – pretty, Starlight, rose leaves.

The Scrapcake Summer city collection.

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And Karola’s delightful layout, features Sweet childhood, with a few touches of My private happiness.

You and me’ Layout by Karola Witczak

MHC flowers: Glitter roses, Capri, Powder puffs – strawberry mix.

The Scrapcake one moment in time, and My private happiness collections.

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And, yet another adorable layout featuring Sweet childhood, from Elena

‘Sweet’ Layout by Elena Olenevich

MHC Products used: Gelato – lemon, Imagine – burgundy, Mayglo – pink, Celeste – white.

The Scrapcake sweet childhood collection.

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See all the gorgeous Scrapcake collections HERE.

Step x Step with Trudi

Hi Everyone,

I had so much fun putting together my layout for you today.  We are going to try our hand at a little  misting, some fussy cutting and of course adding some Manor House floral beauty.

The instructions follow for recreating my layout

‘Be Happy’

Layout 'Be Happy' by Trudi Harrison

I have incorporated the following


Manor House Creations:  Idyllic -Pink, Apple Blossoms- White, Wishes – Serenity, Winters Song – Embers  The ScrapCake : My Private Happiness- The most beautiful moments,  7 x 12 Creative Dreams

Other: Cardstock – White, Glimmer Mists – Pink Bubblegum, Pink Taffy, Turquoise Blue, Masks – Doily & Chevron, Collections Butterflies, Twine, Ribbon, Kaisercraft  rub- ons

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Position a doily mask on the white cardstock and mist with Pink Bubblegum.  If you do not have a doily mask, a paper doily will also do the job nicely.

Step by Step #1

Add Turquoise Blue mist randomly – I also used a chevron mask for this.  If you don’t have a mask, try adding some stamped elements with a background stamp with turquoise blue ink or just lightly misting will also be fine.

Step by Ste #2

Cut out the circle elements from the My Private Happiness 7” x 12” patterned paper ‘Creative Dreams’. Attach so that the pattern runs vertically.

Step by Step #3

Separate the petals from the Winters Song bloom – I have used the deep salmon pink one from the Embers pack.

Position and attach.

Position and attach the Serenity Wishes bloom so that it slightly overlaps the previously attached flower.

Make a ribbon bow and tuck between the 2 flowers. Attach this also.

Step by Step #4

Now at this point you can add your photo, title and journaling and call the job done.  Or you can take it a step further.

Adding more details:

Mist 3 Pink Idyllic blooms with Pink Taffy – we are aiming for a concentrated covering.

Mist 3 White Apple Blossoms with Turquoise Blue – very lightly, we are aiming for more of a ‘splotchy’ look.

Mist 2 White Apple Blossoms with Pink Taffy – very lightly also.

Step by Step #5

Add 2 of the darker pink blooms and 1 each of the other altered flowers around the previously attached flowers.

Step by Step #6

Position and attach 1 each of the altered flowers on the opposite bottom corner of the photo.

Attach the last altered flower slightly up from the larger floral cluster.

Cut out some circular elements from the ‘The most beautiful moments’ paper. Position and attach – add couple around the main cluster and the smaller cluster.  I also added some of the border from this paper around the edge of the page – you may also like to do the same.

Step by Step #7

Add a few butterflies, a little twisted twine, a sentiment rub on and you are now done.
Step by Step Layout

Happy Creating!

DT Inspiration featuring ‘The Scrap Cake’

Hello, and welcome once again to our blog.

Today, we are excited to share with you some wonderful creations from our Design team, featuring the papers from The Scrap cake. Notice how perfectly our flowers match the colours of these papers.

Firstly, Karola has mixed a couple of different paper collections together, and created this wonderful, spring inspired layout of her daughter.

‘Live, love, inspire’ Layout by Karola Witczak

 Products used: MHC flowers, Fantasy wishes & fairy dust, Fairy floss – lemon, Country lane lemon, Taneisha.

The Scrap cake papers: Spring awakening and My private happiness.

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Next Alicia Barry has focused on the apricot tones in the The Scrap cake ‘Sweet childhood’ collection.

Alicia says ‘It can be hard to create layouts with boy’s in the photos using flowers. To achieve this, I used an orange and green colour combination. This coupled with the checked pattern in the Scrapcake papers gave it a boyish feel, which were then perfectly complimented with the ManorHouse Creations flowers’.

‘Love, cherish, adore’ Layout by Alicia Barry

Products used: MHC flowers,  Solitude, Idyllic – Oatmeal, Imagine – oatmeal, Leaves, Nikita, Christmas Star – snow, Petitie roses – orange, TSC Sweet childhood collection.

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Next, Gwen has created this beautiful bright, summery layout about her best friend. She has chosen a mix of ‘Sweet childhood’ and ‘Summer city’ papers.Notice the hint of gesso to the tips of orange Jubilee flowers.

‘Love my bestie’ Layout by Gwen Wruck

Products used: MHC flowers, Kyeesha – Orange and Yellow, Jubilee – Ornate Orange  (altered with Gesso), Petite Roses – Peach, Apple Blossoms , TSC papers, Summer city, Sweet childhood.

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Next, this wonderful ‘all boy’ layout was created by Erin Blegen.

‘Play time’ Layout by Erin Blegen

Products used: MHC flowers, Winter song – log cabin, Solitude, Poetry – white, Sublime – cream, Nikita. TSC: Sweet childhood collection.

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A shaped card from Nerrida

Hello everyone! Hope you’re having a great day! Over at The ScrapCake we are doing some work on a theme about shaped cards this month, so here is my creation.

I used a piece of packaging from a Pink Paislee product, traced around it and then machine stitched around the edge. I created the card front with pink cardstock as my base, using the ‘My Private Happiness’ papers, and then securing it all down using 3D foam to attach it all.

Products used:

Idyllic – pink, Apple Blossoms, Taneisha, Sprinkles – lime, Petite Roses – marshmellow.

Designer inspiration

Good morning crafty friends,

Two of our designers, Nerrida, and Jeni, are here today to share with us their wonderful girly layouts.

Nerrida has created a soft, pretty pastel layout of her daughter. She has combined The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ paper collection with lots of beautiful MHC flowers. She has misted the background of her layout, which adds to the soft, feminine feel.

‘Song writer’ layout by Nerrida Mitchell

 Products used: MHC flowers: Meringue, Plain Jane, Fairy floss – mixed, TSC My Private Happiness.

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Jeni has chosen to use bold, strong colours for her layout of her daughter, but she has still managed to maintain the feminine feel.

Here Jeni shares some clever tips, ‘Some of my favourite flowers from the Winter collection are the Petite Roses.  These sweet little flowers just seem to compliment any page. They were a perfect fit with the Pink Paislee papers. I love to create depth with my flowers and always touch them up with inks, chalks or paints. First I applied a little chalk to the centres using a q-tip, then added a little paint to highlight the middle and outer edges of the petals. I finished them off with a touch of sparkle using burgandy Ranger stickles’.

 “Follow Your Heart” Layout by Jeni O’Connor.

Products: Petite Roses – cream, Fairy Floss, Frosted – wild orchid.

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A beautiful Canvas

This beautiful canvas was created for the Brisbane Scrapbooking Expo, by the very talented Nerrida Mitchell, and I have to say, it was one of the stars of the show. She has created an inviting little garden scene, featuring some stunning Manor House Creations flowers, and The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ papers.

Nerrida sprayed the background of the canvas with a pretty mix of shimmers inks, also available from MHC.


Products used: MHC flowers, Country Lane – Quaint, Idyllic – pink, Taneisha, Sprinkles – lime, TSC – My Private Happiness papers, Shimmers inks

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Thank you for visiting once again, we hope we have inspired you a little today.

A floral masterpiece

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Is the first word that comes to mind when I look at this beautiful photo frame that our very own amazingly talented NERRIDA MITCHELL has created.  She has decorated this beautiful shabby chic frame with the most amazing assortment of Manor House Creations flowers, along with The Scrapcakes ‘My private happiness’ papers, and has created an absolute masterpiece.

If you are going to the Brisbane scrapbooking Expo, which starts TODAY, be sure to call in to the Manor House Creations stand, to see this frame in real life. Along with lots of other beautiful creations from our design team, and many other talented designers.

Products used: MHC flowers (too many to mention), TSC paper collection ‘My private happiness’.

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PS: If you look closely, you may just spot a sneek peak of a couple of our brand new ‘Winter’ release flowers (shhh). Stay tuned to our blog, for the FULL release on the 15th of June ( 6 days away) and don’t tell anybody, but I have to tell you that these flowers are my absolute favourites so far….  You are going to LOVE them. Oh, and for those of you who are planning to go to the BRISBANE PAPERCRAFT EXPO, the ‘Winter release’ flowers will be on sale there.

You’ve been spotted

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We have had our spies out and about again, surfing the web, and discovered some more beauties, using the flowers from MHC.  We love seeing how our flowers are used…just take a look at these, and make sure you visit these girls blogs for even more detail and inspiration.

Firstly, take a look at this summer beauty from PATTI HAMIL

Products used: MHC flowers, Country lane-charm, Country lane-green.

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Next, we found this stunning layout from GERRY VAN GENT

Products used: MHC flowers, Sprinkles-candles and cupcake mix, Party time-anniversay, The Scrapcake-My private happiness collection

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And have a look at this masterpiece from SOLANGE MARQUES


Products used: MHC flowers,Country lane-pretty, Fantasy, Blossoms-airlie

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The very talented MAGGI HARDING has created this next, beautiful layout

Products used: MHC flowers, Shimmers-pink

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And, finally this stunning card from SHONA KEEHN, again, featuring The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ papers.

Products used: HMC flowers, Country lane-pretty, Sprinkles-pink, Cutie pies,  The Scrapcake papers.

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Why not send us your creations and we’ll share them with everyone!

A TSC kitchen share

Hi everyone! As you know, we are the Australian & New Zealand distributors for The ScrapCake. So we love to share some of the projects that Nerrida does for her Scrapcake Design Team position. Today, she has shared with us this gorgeous shopping list idea. I’d love this hanging on my fridge!

Lots of fussy-cutting here…

and some gorgeous MHC flowers….

It’s such a simple idea but brightens up any kitchen fridge. Nerrida just used an old shopping list and took the backing board off it, covered it and re-used the magnets off the back. How easy is that? You could give it a go.

Hope you enjoyed this inspiration and please remember to send your OTPs and layout in to for us to share!

Design team inspiration

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Hi everyone,

We hope you are having a wonderful weekend wherever you are.

Today, once again, we have some more beautiful creations from our design team.

KAREN has created this layout of her Mum. She has combined The Scrapcake ‘My private happiness’ with some of our beautiful flowers to create a very pretty, feminine layout.

Karen says ” I loved using this paper range from The Scrapcake. There are so many little elements to cut out and use on your layouts.  The flowers are so pretty, and they match perfectly with Manor House Creations flowers.’


‘Thankyou Mum’ Layout by Karen Shady

Products used: Manor House Creations flowers , Wishes-Peace,  Country lane – Quaint pack, Sprinkles – Candles and Cupcake mix, The Scrapcake ‘My Private Happiness’ paper collection.

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Next is this wonderful idea from LENE. This wreath would add a lovely touch to anyones home.

Wreath by Lene Neby

Products used: MHC flowers – Kyeesha, Sprinkles – Candles and Cupcake mix.

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Thankyou for calling in,

See you next time


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